I've been teaching for 8 years in K and 1 and will be venturing into new territory in 2nd next year.
I think that the more effort a teacher puts forth, the more effort she will receive from her students. I try to give my students a reason to be engaged in their learning, even if it is simply through a theme they find entertaining.
Yet to be added
I received my BS in Elementary Education from Kansas State University in 2004 and my MA from Baker University in 2008.
I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and infant son.